Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Ventura County
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Wind Noise After Disabling ANC and Tweeter Install
first, the issue... question at the bottom.
did a full audio upgrade on my 13' Sport complete with components up front, coaxials in the back, 4 channel amp for the speakers plus a powered sub all running off the stock deck... ever since the (initial) install my car now has increased wind noise when driving, usually above 30+ mph and gets louder with increased speed, that sounds to be coming from either the corner side mirror near the sail panel/tweeter trim garnish or just slightly up the A-pillar. the kicker is this increased wind noise is only coming from the driver's side and not the passengers side.
now the background and long story...
had the equipment installed at what i thought was a reputable shop and they royally screwed the install. i'd spend all day if i posted the stuff they did wrong. long story short i took my car to another shop to correct the fubar work of the first place. i only bring this up because part of me wonders if the first shop possibly did something to cause the issue... at first, i just chalked up the noise to the ANC being disabled (first shop cut the wire at the map light assembly - i know because i watched them do it) but its curious because it's only the driver's side and not the passenger side. the 2nd shop who did things right checked all the grommets, seals where wires have been run, etc, and no luck. we even pulled the fuse to the audio to double check it wasn't some sort of noise being put out by the speakers even with the stereo off.
i printed out the TSB due to excessive wind noise and gonna run through those steps to see if one of those solutions fixes it, but beyond that i'm stumped and so is the install shop. they said their next step would be to disassemble the A-pillar to see if's something up there. i'm not gonna have them do that, but the next time i take my car to my mechanic for service (private garage that just does Hondas) i make ask them to take a look if i cant fix it by then.
do any of you all that have disabled ANC, or installed tweeters on Sport or LX trims, also experienced this? i would think the noise would be apparent on both sides if it was truly to losing ANC but maybe i'm wrong on that?
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